Over the Edge: Negativland Time
"Good Hello. We are Negativland, and the Subject is Time". The first half of this show is a straight up Negativland live concert in-studio, centering around the idea, themes and culture of Time. It's later than you think. Time to go. Time to kill. Time to bed. Now's the Time. Time's Up. Excerpts from the 1945 CBS Radio show "The Judas Clock" wind up with readings of "Blade Runner" and HG Wells "The Time Machine", and Pink Floyd's Time is always chiming in. The callers are pretty much all on board, calling in rants about time and how much of it they have left or how much they need. Naturally, "Time Zones" figures strongly in several places, as well as a very time-fatigued Mark Hosler, croaking out a call for more calls.
By the second half of the show, things shift into a more mellow but still time-focused theme, and it's time to die. "As time goes by, the Universal Media Netweb captures everything." Then everyone goes home and the last half-hour turns KPFA back into a normal music station of sorts, although it turns out that every track being played is about... time. -- Jason Scott
A bit more to add to what Jason wrote above - you also hear bits of what will one day be the TRUE FALSE track in 2019, the rhythm loops from what will one day be DRINK IT UP on the 1998 album DISPEPSI, beats from 1987's CHRISTIANITY IS STUPID, a caller who keeps playing along with the group, Don attempting to play electronic drums, things getting especially loopy (so to speak) and ridiculous in the second and third hours, with some nice noisy mixing once we try to stop lamely playing our keyboards and bass guitar. These shows were recorded on cassettes, so some significant bits were missed when the tape was flipped over - it was an election year, and it sounds like a presidential speech by C. Eliot Friday (who was running that year) was mostly lost. Dang. Those were always amazing.